• One in four Americans have 2+ chronic conditions

  • 7 of the top 10 causes of death in 2014 were from chronic diseases

  • People with chronic conditions account for 84 percent of national health care spending

  • Racial and ethnic minorities receive poorer care than whites on 40 percent of quality measures, including chronic care coordination and patient-centered care

  • Medicare benefit payments totaled $597 billion in 2014

  • Two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries have 2+ chronic conditions

  • 99 percent of Medicare spending is on patients with chronic conditions

  • Annual per capita Medicare spending increases with beneficiaries’ number of chronic conditions


Sources: CMS, CDC, Kaiser Family Foundation, AHRQ

Half of all adult Americans have a

chronic condition – 117 million people